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[Press Release] BEAM Plus Certification Ceremony 2018

21 Dec 2018

BEAM Plus Certification Ceremony 2018
Record High Existing Buildings with First Neighbourhood Project
Green Buildings Take a Leap Forward in Hong Kong

 

Hong Kong, 21 December 2018 – The Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and BEAM Society Limited (BSL) honoured project teams whose BEAM Plus projects achieved Platinum and Gold ratings, as well as Excellent grade, at the BEAM Plus Certification Ceremony 2018 held on 13 December 2018. Officiating at the ceremony, Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, and Mr LIU Chun-san, JP, Under Secretary for Development, presented nearly 50 certifications to BEAM Plus project teams. Other honourable guests included Mr CHAN Ka-kui, SBS, JP, Chairman of Construction Industry Council and Mr SO Kai-ming, Chairperson of BEAM Society Limited.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, congratulated project teams. He stressed that buildings and their related activities contributed to 90% of electricity use and 60% of carbon emission in Hong Kong. Their performance in energy conservation and emission reduction are crucial to the environment.

Mr LIU Chun-san, JP, Under Secretary for Development, admired the efforts made by BEAM Plus project teams to overcome various challenges. He also denoted that the government had set an example in striving for green elements in government buildings. Among the government projects that had registered BEAM Plus, most of them had achieved Platinum or Gold rating, to ensure the ideal sustainability performance.

Mr SO Kai-ming, Chairperson of BSL, mentioned that the BEAM Plus New Buildings assessment tool was under revision. It was estimated that the upgraded Version 2.0 of BEAM Plus New Buildings would officially launch in 2019. Striving to improve the assessment tool, BSL had been continuously engaging industry stakeholders. Mr SO believed that the revised credits and aspects in BEAM Plus met the demand of the green building market. “Shorten the administrative process provides more flexibility for developers,” he said.

Ir Colin CHUNG, Chairman of Green Labelling Committee of the HKGBC was delighted that owners and developers demonstrated their commitment in turning their premises green, by achieving Platinum rating and Excellent grade in BEAM Plus Existing Buildings V2.0. He also congratulated the first BEAM Plus Neighbourhood V1.0 certified project. Ir CHUNG expected the industry would utilise the BEAM Plus Neighbourhood assessment tool to design and plan better quality public space.

Nearly 50 certifications were presented to project teams whose projects achieved outstanding ratings - Platinum, Excellent and Gold. There was the first project certified as Platinum rating under BEAM Plus Neighbourhood V1.0. The sustainability performance at the masterplanning stage of the development were being assessed. The project success will bring more green spaces and build a healthier living environment to the community.

Assessed by BSL and certified by the HKGBC, BEAM Plus assessment is the Hong Kong’ leading initiative to offer independent assessments of building sustainability performance relating to the planning, design, construction, operation and management. BEAM Plus consists of four assessment tools, namely New Buildings, Existing Buildings, Interiors and Neighbourhood. Currently there are over 1,000 registered BEAM Plus projects with diverse types, for example, residential, commercial, government buildings, infrastructure, institutional projects, etc., marking a milestone for green building movement in Hong Kong.

 

List of Projects that Achieved Final Platinum, Provisional Platinum, Final Gold ratings, and Excellent grades under BEAM Plus
(*For details of the following projects, please visit http://greenbuilding.hkgbc.org.hk )

New Buildings (NB)

Project Name

Assessment Tool

Rating

Homantin Hillside

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Platinum

Goldin Financial Global Centre

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Platinum

The Visionary

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Platinum

Trade and Industry Tower

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Platinum

ALTAMIRA - 18 PO SHAN ROAD

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Platinum

Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Platinum

ALASSIO

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Platinum

The Morgan

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Gold

Parc Inverness

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Gold

The Parkside

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Gold

Design and Construction of Yaumatei Specialist Clinic at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Final Gold

Residential Development at Lot 750 in DD332, Cheung Sha, Lantau

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Final Gold

Sheung Shui Maintenance Depot

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Final Gold

Fire and Ambulance Services Academy

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Gold

Industrial Plant Development at Yuen Long For Vogue Laundry Service Limited Relocation Project

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Gold

Redevelopment of Tai Lam Centre for Women

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Gold

Building 20E Hong Kong Science Park Phase 3

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Final Gold

High Park Grand

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Gold

SKYPARK

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Gold

Justice Place - Main Wing and East Wing

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Final Gold

Building 22E Hong Kong Science Park Phase 3

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Final Gold

Lam Tsuen Valley Sewerage - Village Sewerage, Stage 2 She Shan Tsuen Sewage Pumping Station

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

Lam Tsuen Valley Sewerage - Village Sewerage, Stage 2 Pak Ngau Shek Sewage Pumping Station

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

Lam Tsuen Valley Sewerage - Village Sewerage, Stage 2 Ma Po Mei Sewage Pumping Station

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities - C&ED Inbound Cargo Examination Building

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

The Open University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

Public Rental Housing Development at Queen’s Hill Site 1 Phases 1 & 5, Fanling

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

 

Existing Buildings (EB)

Project Name

Assessment Tool

Rating / Grade

Two International Finance Centre

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

Cityplaza Three/ Cityplaza Four

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

Citygate Outlets (Retail)/ One Citygate (Office)

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

Three Pacific Place

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

Cambridge House

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

One Island East

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

Oxford House

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

Cityplaza One

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

Dorset House and PCCW Tower

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

Devon House

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

28 Hennessy Road

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

Chater House

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

 

Final Platinum

APB Centre

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 Selective Scheme (Energy Use)

Excellent

EcoPark

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 Selective Scheme (Management)

Excellent

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Wong Fung Ling Memorial Building

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 Selective Scheme (Site Aspect, Water Use & Management)

Excellent

Baskerville House

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 Selective Scheme (Energy Use)

Excellent

Island South Property Management Limited – Bel-Air

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 Selective Scheme (Management)

Excellent

New World Tower

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 Selective Scheme (Management)

Excellent

Grand Plaza & Office Tower Two, Grand Plaza

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 Selective Scheme (Energy Use)

Excellent

Prosperity Tower

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 Selective Scheme (Management)

Excellent

 

Interiors (BI)

Project Name

Assessment Tool

Rating

Hong Kong Green Building council Office

BEAM Plus BI V1.0

Platinum

Sui Loong Pao Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

BEAM Plus BI V1.0

Platinum

Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre (CITAC) BEAM Plus BI V1.0

Gold

 

Neighbourhood (ND)

Project Name

Assessment Tool

Rating

Grade A Office & Retail Development at NKIL 6556                    

BEAM Plus ND V1.0

Platinum

 

Photos

High resolution photos can be downloaded at the following link:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=15c6Kr56hTTmI47t2H-sux9IEnlACqnic

Photo 1: Mr SO Kai-ming, Chairperson of BSL, shared at his opening speech that the upgraded Version 2.0 of BEAM Plus New Buildings will officially launch in 2019.

 

Photo 2: Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, congratulated BEAM Plus project teams.

 

Photo 3: Mr LIU Chun-san, JP, Under Secretary for Development, mentioned that most of the government buildings that had registered BEAM Plus had achieved Platinum or Gold rating.

 

Photo 4: Ir Colin CHUNG, Chairman of Green Labelling Committee of the HKGBC, was delighted that owners and developers demonstrated their commitment in turning their existing premises green.

 

Photos 5&6: Officiating guests took group photos with Directors and Committee Members of the HKGBC and BSL

 

Photo 7: In the portfolio of Swire Properties, ten of its existing buildings have awarded Final Platinum rating under BEAM Plus Existing Buildings V2.0 Comprehensive Scheme this year.

 

Photo 8: Architectural Services Department has a number of projects that have achieved Final Platinum and Final Gold ratings.

 

Photo 9: Grade A Office & Retail Development at NKIL 6556 in the Kai Tak Development Area was the first Platinum project certified under BEAM Plus Neighbourhood 1.0.

 

 

About the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)

The Hong Kong Green Building Council Limited (HKGBC) is a non-profit, member led organisation established in 2009 with the vision to help save the planet and improve the wellbeing of the people of Hong Kong by transforming the city into a greener built environment. The Founding Members of the HKGBC include the Construction Industry Council (CIC), the Business Environment Council (BEC), the BEAM Society Limited (BSL) and the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC). Its mission is to lead market transformation by advocating green policies to the Government; introducing green building practices to all stakeholders; setting design, construction and management standards for the building profession; and promoting green living to the people of Hong Kong.

To learn more about the HKGBC, please visit http://www.hkgbc.org.hk.

 

About the BEAM Society Limited (BSL)

BEAM Society Limited (BSL), owner of Building Environmental Assessment Method (BEAM), is a non-profit public body committed to developing and implementing the BEAM assessment tools (HK-BEAM & BEAM Plus), assessing and improving the overall quality of the green building environments and training BEAM Professionals (BEAM Pro) and BEAM Affiliates. On a per capita basis, BEAM is one of the most widely used voluntary green building labelling schemes of its kind in the world.

BEAM Plus assessment tools, including BEAM Plus New Buildings, BEAM Plus Existing Buildings, BEAM Plus Interiors and BEAM Plus Neighbourhood are currently applicable to the stages of masterplanning, building design, construction on site and operational life, fit-out and operation.

To learn more about BSL, please visit http://www.beamsociety.org.hk.

 

Press contact

Mr Elliott Tam / Mr Harris Chan
Hong Kong Green Building Council Secretariat
Tel.: +852 3994 8890 / +852 3994 8853
Email: elliott.tam@hkgbc.org.hk / harris.chan@hkgbc.org.hk

Ms Joey Mok
BEAM Society Limited Secretariat
Tel.: +852 3610 5728
Email: joeymok@beamsociety.org.hk

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